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This Love - The Beginning EP

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This LoveThe Beginning EP
Record Label: Unsigned
Release Date: June 14, 2010
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Who?

This Love are a pop/rock band from Dayton, Ohio, a place known in the music world for Hawthorne Heights.

How is it?

The Beginning EP is titled perfectly, as it is the beginning to This Love, though they already know exactly what direction they plan to go in with their music. This EP explores the softer side of pop-rock music, yet each song is instantaneously likable and easy to sing along to. “The Beginning” accordingly begins the EP, with vocalist Joe McFaddin’s soft, peaceful vocals over a simple acoustic guitar. “Like a Million Lights” is a bit more upbeat than the opening track, driven by soft, quick piano play over McFaddin’s infectious voice. Once the chorus hits, it’s prevalent just how catchy and crafty This Love can be with their music, for this track is easily the catchiest and most outstanding track on the EP. “Tides” continues in vain of “Lights” while “Reflections” slows down The Beginning with Jake Rinehart’s intricate piano play. This ballad shows a different side to This Love, and McFaddin’s vocals and lyrics are at their peak, as he hits every note perfectly; the guitar solo at the end proves the pure talent of McFaddin as a guitarist, also. Due to its overall uniqueness, “Reflections” is incredibly memorable. “Just Breathe” speeds up The Beginning again, and closer “Dear Carolina” combines every facet of the EP into one final, fantastic song.

With The Beginning, This Love have found their sound. This is an EP great for summer nights. Each track is unlike than the next, yet they stream together soundly. This EP is only just the start to This Love, yet it’s apparent there is no end in sight for this passionate band.

Recommended If You Likeacoustic pop/punk-rock; Hit the Lights; All Time Low acoustic; music for summer nights

Additional Information
Track Listing:
1. The Beginning
2. Like a Million Lights
3. Tides
4. Reflections
5. Just Breathe
6. Dear Carolina

This Love are:
Joe McFaddin – Vocals/Guitar
Jake Bonham – Guitar/Vocals
Wes Comer – Drums
Jake Sims – Bass/Vocals
Jake Rinehart – Piano/Vocals

myspace.com/thislove
 
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08:08 PM on 06/12/10
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After reading this I'm more than excited to hear this EP! It is going to make me want to hear a full length album.
04:13 PM on 06/13/10
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Love the songs that I've heard, more-so than Callahan.
09:16 PM on 06/13/10
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I miss Callahan to death, but i'm very anxious to hear what they have to offer!
08:59 PM on 06/19/10
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It's such a great EP
12:52 PM on 06/25/10
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this is surprisingly good!
08:27 AM on 07/06/10
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joe mcfaddin writes the best reviews for his own band
06:03 AM on 08/11/10
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Just when I thought I lost touch with my pop rock side, this suddenly pops out of nowhere. Good EP.

The other pop rock released this year are pretty meh (The Maine, etc).

EDIT: Great opener too
07:34 PM on 08/23/10
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Callahan was so great; but I definitely DEFINITELY love this more softer-pop music from This Love.

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